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Lumbar fusion
Oct 23, 2014
... This brings up the issue of surgeon quality. I think this is the most important decision you can make. Do you have a capable surgeon? ... (17 replies)
... s very happy wiht the quality and expertise of my surgeon, but as you will probably hear in future replies, it really does depend on the doctor. I don't think a neurosurgeon is necessarily better than an orthopedic surgeon. ... (10 replies)
... spinal fellow". I'm looking at finding a good neurosurgeon, getting his opinion, and if the outcome is to have a microdiskectomy, having him do it rather than a orthopedic surgeon. All opinions are welcome. ... (10 replies)

... if anyone mentions surgery, I would make sure that the dr is a board certified practice limited to spine only neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon. ... (31 replies)
... Neurosurgeon vs Orthopedic Surgeon? ... (9 replies)
... anted to chance nicking my main artery and have me bleed to death on the OR table since it wasn't their specialty. And, that's how my fusion occurred. An ortho surgeon and his full surgical team and a vascular surgeon and his full surgical team ... boy, that OR was crowded that a.m. before they knocked me out. ... (10 replies)
... to operate but I would be worse off. I went to an ortho with a fellowship and he fixed my legs with a laminectomy and he stabilized my back with a fusion. The neurosurgeon had no clue! ... (10 replies)
... Get at NEUROSURGEON to perform the procedure. ... (10 replies)
... Of course, I don't think that the worst neurosurgeon is better than the best orthopedic surgeon. I'd take an experienced spine guy over an inexperienced neurosurgeon. ... (11 replies)
... What I mean was an orthopedic surgeon who had completed a fellowship in the spine. The fellows would still be in training, technically. ... (10 replies)
... hospital and my coverage is thru them. They have a spine clinic there with a combination of neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons. After they gave me the appt. ... (10 replies)
... L5 laminectomy. Both of those were performed by different folks in different states. The 2005 surgery was performed by an orthopedic surgeon who had a fellowship in spinal surgery, but he was young. ... (10 replies)
Chiro vs. PT
Mar 4, 2009
... hat they can handle. I did see a Chiro for my neck problems and the minute he saw my MRI he said "I can no longer treat you, you should solely be treating with a Neurosurgeon or Orthopedic Spine Surgeon based on what this report and films show". That was a good Chiro! ... (4 replies)
... I agree to both poster's, I would want my surgeon to have a trained fellowship to , these young Dr.'s nowdays come out with fresh new talent and willing to try new things . ... (3 replies)
... surgey on his back for a lower disc. We saw 2 doctors. The ortho doc has given him his 3 epederials already and now says surgery. We have an appointment with a neurosurgeon this week. Which one should we pick? ... (3 replies)
... I settled for a neurosurgeon because in my area, there aren't any drs that do spine only. They all are general ortho and general neuro. ... (12 replies)
... Been there done that. My first surgeon was a Neurosurgeon BUT he wasn't a spine specialist. My Orthopedic SPINE SPECIALIST is awsome , down to earth guy who loves working on the spine , he told me that it was his favorite. ... (12 replies)
... To add to that, Shawley, dh's neurosurgeon who also works on brains, did an excellent job on him. Guess some drs are good at multi tasking! Still, it's good to get some references and background. ... (12 replies)
... You can argue all day with this post , I personally don't believe your gonna find a neurosurgeon who only does spine..Poor guy won't make enough money , you know it's all about the dollar.... ... (12 replies)
... If you can find a Neurosurgeon that is not busy removing brain cancers or doing the more important life saving operations, if they have time, they may give you a look. ... (12 replies)




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